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Pandora Pandora....what a Box you have

December 5th, 2005 (09:30 pm)

This is great.
Suzanne Vega--Tom's Diner.

I remember the night I saw her at THE BACKYARD....
In nineteen...nineteen....1993???

My Beau at the time had connections. He took me out on his Bike and we rode
forever it seemed. He wouldn't tell me where we were going.
I clung to him and wondered, as the Hill Country rolled under us.

We sat second row, center.
This was a gig that was impossible to get tickets for.
She was just practicing for her Austin City Limits gig.

I have LOVED suzanne, since I was 15 years old.
I got her first album when I was a kid in Germany.

Everyone knows Luca.
Do you know anything else?
I have all her albums.

I sat and watched her go through the paces of her new album...
99.9 Degrees F


The boy, really didn't know what he had done.

He was the head waiter at Zoot.

I was his novelty.
I said clever things when you wound me up an put me into parties.
I was his sweet slum.

He didn't know who Suzanne Vega was, he certainly didn't know what she
meant to me.

At the end of all the set she needed to practice..................
She walked back out.
Asked for requests.

A guitar in her hand, no band.

I could almost smell her, we were that close.
I stood up, and shouted: Play</b> 'Soldier and the Queen'!!!</b>
............a boy five rows back shouted it at the same time i did.

there are moments, people.
There are Moments.

She smiled at me.
She smiled at me.

And she played my favourite song.
She played my favourite song.

I got to hear her voice, say what I had wondered about,
since i was fifteen.

i cried.

DAMN, kymical this toy ROCKS!!!


Posted by: Caleb Bullen (calebbullen)
Posted at: December 6th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)

Heh. I loved that album 99.9 that is. I think though I'm more of a Mitchell Froom fan than a Vega fan.

If you like Pandora, you might like Launchcast too. It's not as simple but I think it's a lot more fun.

It also lets you be influenced by friends and can run pretty well on a slower system.

It manages, now, to play almost all things I at least like, without resorting to any particular genre. I also like that it tells you specifically why it's playing a particular song which can sometimes be surprising.

If you want some musical whiplash, try my launchcast station out. http://launch.yahoo.com/lc/?rt=0&rp1=0&rp2=1282864916

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: December 6th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)

Simple girl with DSL.........

Marlene on the Wall is playing.......head sinks and ginger sings along.

...i think it's called my destiny, that i am changing........

It, Pandora just played the REAL version of Tom's Diner.
And now it is playing 'Little Miss S'

kil me now.

Posted by: Heresiarch (radixx)
Posted at: December 6th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)

I saw her in 1986! back when the Smithereens were her opening act (or maybe that's backwards). I was amazed at how much presence she had onstage. Even during the first half of the show when it was just her and an acoustic guitar. Great stuff and thanks for bringing back that memory!

Posted by: emily (tugena13)
Posted at: December 6th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
blood makes noise

i understand completely.


Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: December 6th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
The Boy in the Tower...

You and me...musical tastes.

We're like this... <>

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: December 7th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
Re: The Boy in the Tower...



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Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: December 7th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)

I was there in the mid to late 80s
my sophomore and junior year of High School.

We live in a little village, Otterberg...
but I went to school in Kaiserslutern (little America).

Pop always tried to get us away, so we could learn about
the country we were living in.
Took nearly 2 hours to get to school in the morning!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: December 20th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
I also lived in Otterberg

It took my two hours to get to school. Where in Otterberg did you live? I lived there for seven years.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: December 21st, 2005 12:26 am (UTC)
Re: I also lived in Otterberg

I lived up on the Hill in those white Town Houses that were built around 1985?
I lived there from The Summer of 1986 to the Summer of 1988.

And yes...it took me two hours to get to school too!
With a stop off at Sembach first...


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